Dr. Samuel Johnson’s Stewed Cheese


Dr. Samuel Johnson's Stewed Cheese

The forerunner to Welsh Rabbit sold in Dr. Johnson’s day for a tuppence per plate (3 1/2 cents). John Harman used this recipe for several years in Harman’s recipe booklets.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 1 heavy pan (or double boiler)


  • 2 Tbsp sweet butter
  • 1 c. light cream
  • 1 1/2 c. Harman’s Really-Aged Cheddar grated
  • 2-4 slices un-buttered toast crisp, lightly browned


  • Heat to a simmer in a heavy pan (or double boiler) 2 Tablespoons of sweet butter and 1 cup of light cream.
  • Stir in 1 and 1/2 cups grated Harman’s Really-Aged Cheddar.
  • Serve piping out over crisp lightly browned toast, with mugs of ale.